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Nerf Arena Blast

Nerf Arena Blast
3.5

Trying to be violent without being violent. Think of Nerf Arena Blast as Unreal Tournament with spongy weapons wielded by teenagers. The single-player game does involve a tournament, pitting you against a series of young Nerf warriors who are formed into teams and who prowl their own particular set of maps. Each team you face […]

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Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime
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Alpha Prime is part Doom 3, Half-Life and just about every other mainstream first-person shooter you’ve played. It borrows and mixes elements from other better games, except it doesn’t mix anything very creatively. You have quintessential shooter cliches – restoring power, shooting crazed humans infected by some virus, extremely linear levels, bullet time, moody techno-dungeon […]

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Terracide

Terracide
2.5

In the same vein as Descent, Terracide focuses on long, expansive tunnels, occasionally broken up by rooms and caverns. Under the guise of infiltrating the invaders’ monstrously large space fleet, players cruise through bright, sterile, metallic corridors in place of the typical dark, dingy tunnels. In an apparent effort not to tamper with the fragile […]

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Peacemaker: Protect, Search & Destroy

Peacemaker: Protect, Search & Destroy
2

Peacemaker, a game that is more 3D action than flight sim, takes place in the not too distant future, where terrorist attacks on Oklahoma and the Tokyo subway were only the beginning of an insane rampage. Weak economies in Eastern Europe lead to a huge black market in heavy military weapons. Soon the Multinational Peacekeeping […]

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Alcatraz: Prison Escape

Alcatraz: Prison Escape
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If you want a bland, ugly, short and pointless first-person stealth game, look no further than Alcatraz: Prison Escape. Your goal is to escape the prison, sneaking through various parts and snatching items to aid your mission. You’d think this aspect would be more organized and even interesting, but in reality it takes more wandering […]

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Vigilence

Vigilence
3

Vigilance’s biggest problem rears its head early and often – no in-game saves. That’s right, you have to play through an entire level (and my, what big levels they are) in one playthrough. If you get killed, welcome back to square one. Luckily, the gameplay isn’t of the one-shot-you’re-dead variety; it’s closer to Quake than […]

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Virus: The Game

Virus: The Game
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Virus is part Descent clone and part strategy game where you fight against computer viruses in a 3D environment. The Descent part is pretty simple – you can fly around in your ‘computer’ in a 360 degree freedom of movement. For the strategy element, you build a base, units, and harvesters. For example, the main […]

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Island Thunder

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Island Thunder
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Ghost Recon: Island Thunder is set in Cuba. Here’s the plot – Fidel is dead, and the US wants the country to become more democratic, which apparently goes against the wishes of major drug lords and militant fractions within Cuba. The Ghosts, an elite team of U.S. Army Green Berets, are sent to Cuba as […]

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Desert Siege

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
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Ghost Recon: Desert Siege is an eight-mission expansion campaign for Ghost Recon. It’s set in the dusty, sun-bleached Horn of Africa, as the U.S. Special Forces leads the way for a Marine landing to liberate tiny Eritrea from the clutches of its belligerent neighbor Ethiopia, featuring the same squad-based action found in the original. Opening […]

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Stolen

Stolen
3.5

Anya Romanov, the resident of noir-fictional and perpetually shadowy Forge City and the thieving star of developer Blue 52’s Stolen, was supposed to be a narrative breath of fresh air for the gaming world. She’s not a super-agent selflessly saving the world, or some magical-girl savior. Yeah, she’s the obligatory videogame stealth-hottie, but she starts […]

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